Mumbai Indians are hosting Kings XI Punjab currently at Wankhede is what is a do or die game for them. Kieron Pollard's quickfire 50 off 23 balls took Mumbai to a competitive score of 186 for 8 in their 20 overs.
Earlier, Punjab won the toss and elected to bowl first. Rohit Sharma was yet again disappointing for Mumbai after their openers gave them a sedate start. Mumbai's innings, however, was all about Pollard's powerful innings. He was given a game after being benched for the longer part of the tournament.
Tye bowled a superb spell for Punjab taking wickets at regular intervals to halt Mumbai's scoring rate. He finished with 4 for `16 off his four overs. The rest of the bowlers did go the distance but Tye's spell was crucial for Punjab.
Here is how Twitterverse reacted to the first innings of the game.
Big hitting Pollard, in and out of the Mumbai team, making up for lost time with a vengeance. Punjab bowlers hapless victims— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) May 16, 2018